April 21, 2006

LinkNews Digest [04/21/2006]

Roll up the Golden Gate in a Katamari

You've played it. You've rolled it. You've hummed that tune over and over again. And now it's time to put your katamari where your hands are, and join Soundhive and I for "Bay To Breakers" (San Fran Marathon), as we roll a FREAKING HUGE cardboard katamari that shall be carved out of refrigerator boxes, and decorated with elements of the city that we've rolled up along the way. You can come as yourself, or choose from a blithering variety of roll-tastic cousins and kings of cosmoses. It's crowded, it's nerdy, it's way to early in the morning. But by Jumboman, i've got to do something with all this extra carpetfoam that i've got in my garage. The weekends leading up will have katamari construction as well as costume making for those dolicephalic heads. (LINK )

"...Together we'll break this Chain of Bras..."

NICOSIA (Reuters) - Women on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus hope to form the world's longest chain of bras with the twin aims of heightening awareness of breast cancer and winning a place in the Guinness Book of Records.

The Cypriot, British and Dutch organizers hope to string together as many as 100,000 bras on April 30, beating the current record of 79,000 bras held by Singapore, and forming a 56 mile chain. "It's an odd thing to do, but it's the perfect way to get the message across. Its important that people are aware of the risks, and the need for regular screening," said Louise van Rooij, a Dutch resident of Cyprus.

Women as far afield as Alaska have contributed bras, including Betty Boothroyd, Britain's first female speaker of the House of Commons and a regular visitor to the holiday island.(LINK )

Hawaii May Honor Humuhumunukunukuapuaa

HONOLULU - The humuhumunukunukuapuaa officially lost its title as the state fish more than a decade ago but is set to reclaim the honor.

A bill reinstating the critter, known as humuhumu for short, passed the Legislature on Monday and heads next to the office of Gov. Linda Lingle for a signature.

The little fish with the long name was deposed in 1990 by --- (LINK )
Allright, I don't care about the story, I just wanted to put that word in a headline. How many times do you get to use words with 12 vowels in it??

1 comment:

  1. I believe the tagging of Air Force One was actually a hoax. Unfortunately.